Addison, Ill. - The Alma College bowling team finished in sixth place at the Kegel/Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association Midwest Collegiate Classic over the weekend (Jan. 19 & 20).
Freshman Rachel Kuczajda bowled over 200 in all five games on Saturday, maxing out at 225. Emma Davis (Horton, Mich / Hanover Horton) posted a team-high 235 in the fourth game, while junior Josee Hale (Defiance, Ohio / Defiance Senior High), freshman Kemmie Shunk and sophomore Kasidey Easlick (Gladwin, Mich. / Gladwin) also posted games of 200 or better.
The Scots finished Saturday in third place behind Lindenwood and Indiana Tech, but fell to sixth over the course of 20 Baker games on Sunday.
Lindenwood won the event with 8702 total points. Three teams finished within 52 points of one another just behind the Lions, while the Scots came away with a score of 8352.
How It Happened
- The Scots got three games of 200 or better in the first round with Kuczajda, Davis and Shunk posing them, good for a second-place start. Kuczajda and Davis repeated their feat in the second round as Alma posted a 948 total score.
- The team's lowest score of the day would come in the third game — a 902 that saw only Kuczajda post over 200. It bounced back with a 993 in the fourth round behind Kuczajda, Davis, Hale and Easlick. Alma ended the day with its best score, a 996, as only one player bowled below a 191. It ended the first day of the tournament in third place.
- Alma scored an average of 176.2 over 20 Baker games on Sunday and broke 200 just twice — in the in the 15th and 18th games. The Scots were jumped by three teams in the standings, including Wichita State, which scored the highest Baker total of the day: 3966
The bowling team will travel to the American Heartland III and IV Tournaments in Columbus, Ohio, next weekend (Jan. 26 & 27).